SYDNEY: Australian rugby league chiefs confirmed on Sunday that Tim Sheens will lead the Kangaroos into next year's World Cup as they seek to reclaim the trophy they have dominated in recent decades. Visit Source
"The Kangaroos have a proud history in the World Cup, winning nine of the 13 tournaments ever contested, so bringing the 2013 trophy home from the UK is my key focus," said Sheens, whose 12-month part-time appointment means he will serve a fifth term.
National Rugby League general manager for league integration and game development Andrew Hill said the new coaching structure was part of the ARL Commission's commitment to growing the sport and the Australian Kangaroos brand. Now he will be able to help increase the profile of the Kangaroos which is important in a World Cup year," Hill said.
"FORMER rugby league international and current NRL judiciary member Royce Ayliffe is battling to stave off bankruptcy proceedings. Ayliffe shared in a six-figure settlement from Bellamy and Waldron but the group released a statement complaining of two year's of accumulated legal costs - even though Bellamy and Waldron agreed to pay their costs. Ayliffe, who represented NSW in the 1982 State of Origin series and played 18 minutes for Australia during the 1981 Brisbane Test against France, is due in court on December 19 unless he can strike a deal with ACM before then."